I Ya Toyah Releases a New Single “Panic Room” ft. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward

Industrial Metal artist I Ya Toyah has shared a new single “Panic Room” today, on October 27th, 2023. During a recent tour with Stabbing Westward in September, I Ya Toyah performed this unreleased single with guest Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward. I Ya Toyah on keyboards, pedal stations and vocals and Walter on raging guitars created a mayhem that resulted in a demand for the single to become available for download and streaming. An official music video for “Panic Room” will premiere on November 9th. Purchase and stream the new single on Bandcamp, and watch a teaser of the song being performed live on tour in New York City and Baltimore, when I Ya Toyah opened for Stabbing Westward.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stabbing Westward – Chasing Ghosts

If you told me that Stabbing Westward, an Industrial Rock band originally from Chicago, would reenter my life twenty years after they first impacted it, I would not have believed you. Yet after all this time, I am listening to their first new studio album since 2001, Chasing Ghosts (COP International), and my world has been changed again. After devouring their most recent EP release Dead And Gone (COP International), fans were hungry for more and I was certainly no exception. Original founding members Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus have retained their signature style and newer members Carlton Bost and Bobby Amaro have brought so much richness to the sound.

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Stabbing Westward Announces New EP Next Month – “Dead & Gone”

Legendary Chicago Industrial band Stabbing Westward has announced on Instagram their long in the works new EP, dubbed Dead and Gone, due on January 3rd. The group has said often at their concerts the last few years they had hoped to release new music at some point in the future. They released some old demos (The Iwo Jesus Demos) this year, but they had not released brand new music since in 2001’s self-titled album.Continue reading

The Clay People Release Illuminatus Lyric Video, New Album This Month

1990s underground metal legends The Clay People are returning with a new album later this month! Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables on September 28th. The new 11-song album was recorded at OverIt Studios in Albany, NY. The Clay People started originally as a prominent industrial band Clay People but also had a varying style of alternative metal music that made an impact at the time. You can watch the lyric video for the first single, ‘Illuminatus’, below.

Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables track listing:

Utopian Lie
Own Worst Enemy
HeX Machine
Strange Day

Singer Dan Neet described the album as “capturing us at a creative peak that was forged from what was, at times, a tenuous, cathartic and finally unifying recording process that reinvigorated and focused the band.”

The Clay People also called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero, with Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult, OWL) contributing bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite ‘Strange Day’ and ‘genRX.’ Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward and one-time Clay People member contributed keys, and programmer Wade Alin, who appeared on the band’s self-titled release, returns here as well.

The Dreaming Book June US Tour

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The Dreaming have confirmed an upcoming June tour hitting the Midwest and East Coast. They are supporting their new album Rise Again, out now via Metropolis Records. The lineup features a semi reunion with frontman Christopher Hall and keyboardist Walter Flakus.

Stream Rise Again in full here.

The Dreaming is Christopher Hall (lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), Carlton Bost (guitars), Franccesca De Struct (bass) and Johnny Haro (drums).

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Summer 2015 Tour

June 05: Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
June 06: Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
June 07: Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
June 09: Fubar – St Louis, MO
June 10: The Frequency – Madison, WI
June 11: Double Door – Chicago, IL
June 12: The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
June 13: Blackthorn 51 – New York, NY (Vampire Freaks show)
June 14: Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ
June 16: Middle East – Boston, MA
June 17: Bull Shooters Saloon – Philadelphia, PA
June 18: Ridge Room (New Mountain) – Asheville, NC
June 19: 120 Tavern and Music Hall – Marietta, GA
June 20: Westend Live – Orlando, FL
June 21: 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
June 24: Siberia New – Orleans, LA
June 25: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
June 26: Trees – Dallas, TX
June 27: Elysium – Austin, TX
June 28: Korova – San Antonio, TX
June 30: Club – Red Mesa, AZ

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The Dreaming Book March West Coast Dates, Streaming “#1 Crush” Cover

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The Dreaming has booked a string of West Coast dates in March. They are supporting their forthcoming album Rise Again, out February 25, 2015 via Metropolis Records. Stream their cover of Garbage’s “#1 Crush” here. Stream “Alone” here.

The Dreaming is Christopher Hall (lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), Carlton Bost (guitars), Franccesca De Struct (bass) and Johnny Haro (drums).

Mar 04: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Mar 5: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Mar 6: Black Forest – Eugene, OR
Mar 7: EL Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 8: Star Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 12: Hideout – San Diego, CA
Mar 14: Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA

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The Dreaming Releasing New Album in February

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The Dreaming is releasing their new album Rise Again, via Metropolis Records on February 10, 2015. This album reunites former Stabbing Westward’s founding members vocalist Christopher Hall and keyboardist Walter Flakus. Check out “Alone” here.

The Dreaming is rounded out with guitarist Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy), bassist Brent Ashley (Static X) and one-time Stabbing Westward drummer Johnny Haro.